RANDOM TIDS & BITS- Tues 12/01/20 –

“Pulled Cod Tongue Twister…. Growin’ Teeth….Lucky Germany”

 According to a study by MIT, the toughest tongue-twister is “Pad kid poured curd pulled cod.

Sharks can have up to 3,000 teeth . . . and when they lose one, it grows back.  That’s because their teeth aren’t like ours . . . their teeth are actually like scales on a fish, so they can regenerate.

There’s only one country in the world where McDonald’s serves the McRib all year long . . . GERMANY.

RANDOM TIDS & BITS- Mon 11/30/20 –

“Daily Flatulence Rate…. Guns, Rollback Prices & Burgers….Language Potpourri”

Most people pass gas 14 to 23 times every day.

The three biggest employers in the United States are the Department of Defense with 3.2 million people . . . Walmart with 2.1 million . . . and McDonald’s with 1.9 million.

South Africa has ELEVEN official languages:  But somehow, the motto on their coat of arms isn’t in ANY of those . . . it’s in a language called Khoisan.

RANDOM TIDS & BITS- Fri 11/20/20 –

“False Advertising …. No Chip On Her Shoulder….Can I Fly to the Airport?”

Greenland is icier than Iceland.

The woman who invented the chocolate chip cookie was Ruth Wakefield . . . she sold the recipe to Nestle in the 1930s in exchange for a lifetime supply of chocolate.

 You’re about 2,200 times more likely to die in a car accident than you are in a plane crash.  So, in other words, it’s WAY more dangerous to drive to the airport than to get on a flight.

RANDOM TIDS & BITS- Thurs 11/19/20 –

“Dark Mouse Backstory …. Blueberry Capital of the Grocery Stores….Proper Crack Name”

The reason Chuck E. Cheese loves celebrating birthdays is . . . according to a book on his origin story, he’s an orphan who didn’t know his own birthday so he loved other kids’ parties.  Yikes.

Costco sells roughly one-eighth of all the blueberries in the world.

The official medical term for the butt crack is the “intergluteal cleft.”

RANDOM TIDS & BITS- Wed 11/18/20 –

“Tiny Mario Bytes …. Maybe a Football Movie Would Do Better…. Don’t say these two words together”

The entire original Nintendo game “Super Mario Bros.” is on a 32-kilobyte cartridge.  That means the file size of the game is probably around a third of the file size of one photo today.        

No basketball movie has ever made $100 million at the domestic box office.  The closest is . . . “Space Jam”, which made $90 million.  “White Men Can’t Jump” is second, at $76 million.

The fast food chain Taco John’s owns the trademark on “Taco Tuesday” . . . and issues cease-and-desists to other restaurants that try to use it.          

RANDOM TIDS & BITS- Tues 11/17/20 –

“Indoor Plumbing-Optional …. Same As It Ever Was….Lots to Celebrate in Philly”

There are still approximately 1.6 MILLION Americans who don’t have INDOOR PLUMBING . . . and use an outhouse or a hole in the ground.

The U.S. Constitution is the only constitution from the 1700s that’s still in use today.  Every other country has one that’s more recent.

Philadelphia is the only city that’s had four major sports teams in a championship game in the same year.  In 1980, the Phillies were in the World Series, Eagles in the Super Bowl, 76ers in the NBA Finals, and Flyers in the Stanley Cup Finals. But . . . only the Phillies won the title.

RANDOM TIDS & BITS- Fri 11/13/20 –

“The Regulars Are Approaching….. Everything Was Great ’til That Cat Showed Up… and Go To Sleep Tony”

Paul Revere didn’t yell “The British are coming” . . . because the Americans at the time still considered themselves British.  He probably used the most common term for British soldiers, “regulars.”

Tweety Bird was created three years before Sylvester.  Tweety debuted in 1942, and Sylvester debuted in 1945.

Merv Griffin originally wrote the theme song for “Jeopardy” as a lullaby for his son, called “A Time For Tony”.  After he decided to use it for the show, he changed the name to “Think!”

RANDOM TIDS & BITS- Thurs 11/12/20 –

“Could Be Indiana…Could Be New Zealand…. Please Don’t Put Me On the Cover….The Most Famous Landlord”

The map of the fictional city of Pawnee, Indiana on “Parks and Recreation” is a map of Christchurch, New Zealand with the names changed.

“Sports Illustrated” found that their cover is a JINX 37% of the time.  So about two out of every five people or teams they put on their cover went on to lose or fail.

Nintendo named Mario after the landlord of their first warehouse, Mario Segale.  It was a way to get an extension on paying rent.

RANDOM TIDS & BITS- Fri 11/06/20 –

“Senior Planet….. E before R Except Before A…..and Interchangeable Flavored Ice”

 Jupiter is the oldest planet in the Solar System.

E is the most common letter in English, followed by A, R, I, and O.  And Q is the LEAST common, followed by J, Z, X, and V.

There’s no difference between Slurpees and Icees.  They’re both made by the Icee Company . . . 7-Eleven just has a licensing deal to call them Slurpees.